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WAGS eNews - Issue 26 June 2015

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Issue 26: June 2015


Western Australia Week
Research Day with WAGS

 Wednesday 3 June 2015

3rd floor
State Library of WA
27 Francis St Perth
9:30am – 2:30pm


Here is your chance to discover a little bit more about your West Australian family.

WAGS Genealogy Centre Volunteers will be on hand to help with your research and the West Australian special interest groups: Convict Group, Enrolled Pensioner Guards, Swan River Pioneers (1829-1838) and Western Australian Group will be available to answer your queries.

For information email WASIG or visit our website



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14:00pm - 16:00pm    
Bayswater Senior Citizens Centre
27 King William Street

Special Interest Groups

SIGs meet at Unit 4, WAGS 48 May Street Bayswater, unless otherwise stated

Breaking News:

congrats.jpegAt its AGM the Victorian SIG voted to expand its interests and
cover all of the Eastern States.  Its new name is "Eastern Australian SIG"
and the new co-convenors are Lee-Ann Atkinson and Edwina Shooter.

Saturday 06
at 11:00am London & South of England Group
Topics: 1] Frank Hutchison "From Leith to London" his research into two of
his ancestors.
2] Seamen/mariners discussion. Bring along your queries about your missing
seamen and we'll share ideas about where to look for records.

Saturday 13 at 11:00am Computer Group

Saturday 13 at 14:00pm Western Australian Group
Topic: David Whiteford, State Records Office on THE MYSTERIES OF ACCESSION
553; Documents relating to nominated immigrants, 1891-1898.

Sunday 14 at 10:00am North of England Group
Topic: Lancashire Boxing Machine – Brian Jervis

Thursday 18 Swan River Pioneers Group
Annual Dinner at the Parmelia Hilton Hotel

Sunday 21 at 14:00pm Legacy User Group

Tuesday 30 at 12:00pm - 14:00pm Irish Group
Four Courts Memorial Lunch
Come and join with us in commemorating the loss of records in the explosion
at the Four Courts, Dublin on 30 June 1922.

To be held at an inner suburban Irish pub. RSVP

legacy_sig.jpgSunday 5 July at 11:00am Legacy User Group 

Genie Chatter

   genie-chatter.jpgMonday 8 at 12:00pm Lunchtime discussion & Show & Tell
Topic: "The do’s and don’ts of writing your family history". 

Come and look at a variety of different family history books and discover
tips and tricks to start writing your own.

Family History Societies

Rockingham Family History Society
Saturday, 6 at 2pm
Topic: Hamish McGlashan "Rock Art of the Kimberley - Fantasy, Fact & Future."

For more information go to FHSRD

Mandurah Family History Society
Saturday, 13 at 1:30pm
Topic: AGM

For more information go to MFHS

National Conference of Oral History Australia

9 - 12 September 2015
at the State Library of Western Australia

For more information go to OHAA

Looking for "Roys"

Would the Member who submitted the story about WWI soldier JH Roy, along with two photographs, please contact the Western Ancestor Editor Jennifer.

Your story & email contacts were lost due to computer failure.

Education & Orientation

  For more information click here

Thursday, 18 at 10:00am - 12:00pm     Getting started with your family history
Getting started with your family history can be confusing so why not come along to these FREE workshops. Bookings are required by phoning the Library on [9271 4311] or Email . There will be a maximum of 20 people at each session.

Thursday, 25 at 2:00pm - 4:00pm     Hands-on workshop
 Using Microfiche and Microfilm - Discover the vast amount of information on microfiche and microfilms and learn how to use the readers.

The cost is $5 and is payable on the day. There is an attendance limit of 10 people.
Please register your interest in attending by clicking to Register.

Wednesday, 17 at 10:00am - 13:00pm Orientation Session
wags orientation
Discover how to get the most out of your WAGS membership.
New members or any member wanting a refresher session on what resources are
available to help you with your research - in the library, on our website and elsewhere.

Bring your lunch and join with others in some lunchtime discussion before moving to the library to do your own research.

RSVP to the Library -  9271 4311  or email    Orientation

Library News

Public Holiday - library closed Monday 1 June

This month's Library Display is  "Researching WA Ancestors"

New Listings

A list of items newly added to the WAGS Library can now be viewed on the WAGS website.
To see what's new in WAGS Library go here  WAGS new Library acquisitions
You will need to log in first as this information is in the 'Members Only area of the website.

Chasing two books

The following two books about Quairading were borrowed from the WAGS Library last August however the name of the borrower was not recorded correctly. If you have these items, it would be appreciated if you'd return them to the WAGS Library and mark them to the attention of the Library Sub Committee.

The golden grain and the silver fleece : a history of Quairading from 1859-1930 by Frances Eaton

The big Q: a history of Quairading and its surrounding districts by Juliet Ludbrook

Thank you for your assistance

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Please note that there will be a delay with the July issue which will be published in the first week of July.

That week's events as they are currently known, are publicised in the June issue.

I apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.


Robert Atkins

E: WAGS eNews editor

Please send items for the next eNews to the Editor by the 20th of the month prior.

eNews of The Western Australian Genealogical Society Inc.
6/48 May St., Bayswater, WA. 6053 - Phone: (08) 9271 4311


Last Updated on Sunday, 31 May 2015 22:27

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